Have you ever wondered what you would do if the baby alarm went off in the middle of the night, and your infant was actually not breathing? Would you know what specific steps to take if a child was pulled, lifeless, from the pool? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a teachable skill, and can be performed by any bystander, regardless of profession, gender, or age as long as the individual has participated in appropriate training.
RMC is a staunch supporter of preventative medicine, and believes educated, well-trained parents are the best clients. In order to support the community, RMC is donating the space and the refreshments for a Child and Infant CPR Course to be held on November 17th in English and November 18th in Hungarian, from 6-9 p.m., specifically geared towards parent, teachers, childcare givers and any other interested laypeople. The course will be taught by a pediatric intensive care specialist from the University Hospital. This 3 hour hand-on training session will certify you in basic life support, and afford you the skill to literally save a child’s life. In addition to CPR, the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a foreign body from a choking child will also be taught. Classes will be kept small, a maximum of 6 participants per session, in order to facilitate maximal practice time with the dummy (victim doll). If demand is keen, we will continue to offer the course monthly to be able to reach everyone interested. The 6000 HUF instruction fee is to be paid directly to the ICU doctor.
To sign up, please email Dr. Kinga Jokay at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your language preference.
Originally posted on the Expat Echo blog.